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is really now about to begin. senator dianne feinstein is making good on her vow to take action. she's about to unveil her tough new bill. the provisions include bans on military-styled assault weapons to be defined in this bill as well. bans on semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns, a strengthening of the 1994 ban which, by the way, if you didn't know, senator feinstein authored the 1994 bill that expired in 2004. also, bans on magazines that hold more than ten rounds. again, those are just the highlights. there's plenty more, though. the senator's move follows president obama's push for much stronger gun control measures and, of course, new york state's new gun control law which is now the toughest in the nation and signed into law by andrew cuomo last month. we're covering all aspects of senator feinstein's new bill. dana bash has been following this. she's going to join our crime and justice correspondent. first to you, dana, on capitol hill, theatrics are often times discussed as part of the problem when discussing the military-style assault weapons in the first place and there w
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
feinstein favors strict gun control measures because she's a california democrat representing a fairly liberal constituency. but she introduced legislation banning 150 assault weapons is the former mayor of san francisco. she came to office as the direct result of a notorious shooting, an assassination. the story from chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america, was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were someone who was very close to a tragic shooting. but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it
dianne feinstein, who led the effort to pass the first ban in 1994. that legislation expired a decade later, and feinstein said it was past time to take action. >> we have done our best to craft a responsible bill to ban these assault weapons. guns that are designed for military use bought all over this country and often used for mass murder. >> sreenivasan: feinstein's proposal would ban the sale, transportation, importation or manufacturing of more than 150 specifically named firearms as well as certain semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns; limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds; grandfather weapons legally owned on the date of enactment and, exempt over 900 weapons used for hunting or sporting activity. in response, the national rifle association released a statement that said, "the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach." the effort faces long odds in the republican-controlled house, and in the senate, where some democrats do not support expanded gun control. feinstein acknowledged it
feinstein reintroduced legislation to ban weapons. a report from washington, d.c. on the resistance the bill faces and the bay area mother whose are vowing to fight for its passage. >> reporter: lawmakers, police and victims stood behind senator dianne feinstein as she reintroduced a assault weapons ban. it is stricter than the expired 1994 ban. the new bill bans the sale of assault weapons. it would limit magazines to holding 10 rounds. >> these models are more powerful, more lethal and more advanced. >> reporter: on display are the guns lawmakers want banned, including the type of gun used in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. president obama supports a assault weapons ban. including mothers. >> when kids can't feel safe at school, it is time to put their safety above politics, above profits and enact legislation. >> reporter: dianne feinstein says passing the bills will be challenging. >> reporter: what will you do to get them on your side? >> well, it has to be the people of america. red state or a blue state. somebody picks up the phone and calls their representatives. >> report
assaulting a woman a few days later. accused trigger man is awaiting trial. >> senator feinstein is trying to get another assault weapons ban passed through congress. >> the first ban expired after 10 years. abc 7 news joins us in oakland with details. >> after a mass shooting the senator was able to get an assault weapons ban passed through congress but the law expired after 0 years when congress refused to renew it. now, senator feinstein is back with new legislation she says will put some curves on military style assault weapon autos we prohibit 158 named military-style firearms. >> the bill would ban the sale, transfer, imfor taigs, and manufacturing ever the assault weapon ronz. also limiting the size of ammunition clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear fr
feinstein reintroduced and assault weapons ban to the 113th congress to they held a news conference and we will show you all of that later in our schedule. here is some of what dianne feinstein had to say earlier today. [video clip] >> today my colleagues and i am are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we are introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal, and more technologically advanced than the weapons or in 1993. -- were in 1993. our bill. its other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine, and have one military characteristic. one criticism of the 1994 law is that it was 82 characteristic test that defined it, and that was too easy to work around. manufacturers to simply remove one of the characteristics, and
this morning with a few remarks and a prayer. >> ague's senator feinstein it is an honor to be here with you to share work with you and your colleagues with the work against gun violence. i spoke twice at the national cathedral on gun violence and in the pulpit and in the media and with fellow paid leaders now we come to the end of the preaching and we're moving forward today with a tangible solutions to the epidemic as we stand with senator feinstein and her congressional colleagues as they introduced the assault weapons ban. people have a moral obligation to stand with and for the victims of gun violence who worked to end this. we tolerated school shootings, mall shootings, a sniper shootings, a theater shootings, a temple in and church and urban neighborhood shootings 442 ball. the deficit enough. everyone seems to live and tear of the gun lobby. i believe it is no match especially when we stand together as people of all faiths through the landscape of america. i don't want to do take away someone's hunting rifle bike and a lot just by a society of those other than military or police to o
ahead, senator feinstein introduces a new assault weapons ban in front of a massive display of guns ten years after writing the original ban. what are the chances this one will pass? >>> this hour, president obama makes another big nomination and it is a woman. it comes at the time, of course, when some criticized a lack of diversity in the president's cabin cabinet. live coverage of the announcement and join our conversation on twitter, you can find us. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your mo
hook. california senator dianne feinstein is introducing legislation that would ban assault weapons as well as high capacity ammunition magazines and strengthen background checks for gun buyers. the bill would and that part of president obama's gun control plan. we have more on the proposal coming up at 6:00. vice-president joe biden is taking his gun task force's recommendations on the road. he kicks off a campaign tomorrow in richmond promoting the new gun-control agenda. president obama will also travel to push his plan but the white house has not released any destinations. >> hillary clinton's byerly testimony about the attack in benghazi is still making waves. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans because -- and was it because of a protest or was it because some guys went out and decided they were going to kill americans? what difference does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. >> the center who asked question was wisconsin's ron johnson, and now he is speaking about his role in the hearing. >> i was tr
, i'm martha maccallum. this proposal we're talking about was unveiled by senator dianne feinstein. it bans the sale of more than 150 types of semiautomatics and magazines with more than 10 round of ammo. there was a display yesterday afternoon. this bill set in motion after the tragedy of course that happened in newtown, connecticut. >> our weak gun laws allow massive killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. bill: she says no guns are being taken away. people that have assault rifle will have to secure them. but the bill is facing tough opposition. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: in a word do you expect it to go anywhere? >> i do not. for the reason it doesn't address the core problem. it is silly. most people are horrified by series of school shootings all of which were carried out by the mentally ill. the question is how do you keep firearms away from people with mental problems? this bill does not address that at all. instead it addresses law-abiding citizens who have guns
's comments came just hours after california senator dianne feinstein reintroduced an assault weapons ban, targeting 157 specific firearms, semiautomatic rifles, and pistols with military features and magazines, holding more than ten rounds. even feinstein acknowledged getting it through congress will be difficult. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today, can you win this, the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there. and that is you. because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> the nra responded in a statement, "senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing, but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution." nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. and she joins us now. good morning to you, kristen. >> reporter: good morning, luke. >> so vice president joey biden is going to eric cantor's richmond, virginia, today, part of this push by the white house that they're doing in their second term to take the campaign on the road. what do they h
. senator dianne feinstein is leading the charge with a new bill she introduced at a press conference today. >> of some us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we are introducing legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. >> john: the bill would ban the sale, transfer, manufacture or importation of 157 types of assault weapons currently available for purchase by civilians and ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds. then there is what the bill doesn't do. >> it will not affect hunting or sporting firearms. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. >> john: and i'll take sound bytes fox news will never ever play for $5,000. although if you own an ak-47 with a 30-round clip and want to sell it to your best buddy under the new law your friend would have a pass a tyrranical background check. they say the new bill won't keep gun
by legislation introduced by democratic senator dianne feinstein and she said this morning she thinks most americans are behind her. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of this kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic he takes guests skeet shooting at camp david all the time. he he said i have a profound respect for the tradition of hunting that trace back in this country for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. we he heard from one of those hunters, congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond just this debate and let's make sure we get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing and i hope we just don't skip that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of the past. >> ryan's republican colleagues marcia blackburn suggested today banning assault weapons will not prevent mass murder. >> doing a so-called assault weapons ban is going after a symptom a
. good evening. >> hello, bret. senator dianne feinstein acknowledges it will be an uphill battle but here is what she is fighting for. the new measure would ban the sale, manufacturer, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns. along with a broader group of other guns that would mean a new lower threshold for classifying as an assault weapon there. would be numerous bans on high-capacity magazines and beefed up checks on transfer and sale of all weapons. backers say it does nothing to chip away at the legitimate second amendment rights. there we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore, there is no sunset on this bill. >> a number of participants said repeatedly if the measure were law the children in the newtown massacre would likely still be alive. gun rights advocates disagree noting just about every action the shooter took leading up to and including that day was already illegal. spokesman for the national rifle association says this
: in an effort to do something, today's senator dianne feinstein proposed new legislation that would outlaw 158 specific assault rifles, and semiautomatic weapons and limit ammunition clips to ten rows rounds or less. >> we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain porful military-style weapons. >> reporter: feinstein points out her bill exempts 4200 sports weapons and recognizes those who own guns for hunting and home protection. a clear nod to the national rifle association, which has argued the second amendment forbids any weapons ban and recently called for increasing armed guards in schools. both sides now searching for answers. jay gray, news4. >>> what if a metro tunnel ran to georgetown? a new idea that the agency is floating around. we'll tell you the other ideas that could change the system as we know it. >>> caught on video, a train slams into an 18-wheeler. find out why police donnell believe the truck driver's reasons for causing this crash. >>> and a sweet taste of success. pat will introduce you to a chef in prince george's county. >
feinstein announced new legislation to impose a ban on military-style guns. on display next to them several weapons that would be banned under the bill including semi-automatic rifles like the one used in newtown shooting. feinstein's measure would also limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less. she insists the bill will not affect hunters. >> it will not affect hunting or sporting firearms. the bill protects hunters and sports men by protecting 2,200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes. >> feinstein's measure is an update to the assault weapons ban that she introduced in 1994 and expired ten years later. this measure is expected to face some pretty strong opposition in congress, as well. >>> he is a diplomatic trouble shooter and distinguished senator. john kerry is on track to become america's next top diplomat. today the senate foreign relation's committee began a hearing on the nomination to become secretary of state. senator ron johnson brought up the terrorist attack that he and secretary clinton fought over yesterday. >> it makes a difference wheth
. . >>> welcome. i'm don lemon. game on. the battle over gun control is kicking into high gear. dianne feinstein stood near this wall of guns flanked by police officers as she unveiled a tough bill that would ban assault weapons. the new bill would ban more than 100 specific models of firearms. semi automatic weapons with detachable magazines and high capacity magazines that use more than ten rounds of ammunition. lawmakers say the time to act is now. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> i hope, i pray, and i believe that this horror in newtown, connecticut is our wake up call. our call as americans to act and to act now. what happened in newtown on december 14th, 2012 was an unspeakable tragedy. but what happens now? that is up to us. >> that last speaker was new congresswoman elizabeth etsy. the bill faces big hurdles. the nra staunchly opposes the bill. the cover of the journal reads siege a
ban is still a bit of a stretch. >> critics say that when dianne feinstein was in office and congress failed to reauthorize it, what is being proposed is not banning all weapons, but dealers could so what they have in stock. the makers say it is disappointing but not surprising that senator feinstein is focusing on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals and focusing on our broken mental-health system. they say that finds him has been trying to ban weapons for decades. she was president of the san francisco board of supervisors in the late 1970s and she was there when a disgruntled member killed two people on the board. jon: let's bring in jonah goldberg. he is a fox news contributor. it is said that mr. obama plans to take a more combative approach on gun control. going around the country putting on a town hall event, rallying the people try to get this thing passed. do you think it will work? >> i am pretty speculative. he said he wanted the help of the people at his inaugural celebrations. he wanted people to call on the pressure to congress. he said he wanted
feinstein introduced her ban on assault weapons. >> we have tried to recognize the right of a sit sfwlen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i am telling you between this battle between now and when we get this passed you are going to hear from the nra, and there are an awful lot of them saying that's not going to do anything. i'm saying to you at the we can save lives. >> will it be hard? for sure. we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. new york city senator, you have a bill on an anti-gun trafficking measure. tell me about whether or not you think that you can push ahead with it, where the support is, what can you tell us about it today? >> well, i have been working on this anti-trafficking measure for a while because we have such a challenge in new york. 58% of the weapons used in crimes come from out of state, and 90% are illegal. senator mark kirk and i sat down yesterday talked about our bill, and we decided we're going to introduce this bipartisan bill next week, and i think
, it is time for congress to walk the walk. senator dianne feinstein unveiled an assault weapons ban that would block the sale and manufacturing of more than 150 firearms while excludeing more than 2,200 firearms used for hunt and sporting. assault weapons purchased prior to the ban would remain legal. and, yet, feinstein went a step too far for the nra, which responded in a statement "it's disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health system. conservative columnist michelle malkin doubled down in the way only she can. >> you talk about the root of this problem, the disrespect that the people on the left have for the constitution, that that's at the core of this, that it's about freedom versus tyranny. >> vice president joe biden yesterday countered with that rare and prized thing, logic. >> just as you don't have an individual right to go out and buy an f-15 if you are a billionaire with ordinance on it, just like you don't have a right to go buy an m-1 tank, just like you don't
weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know, it's so uphill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association, released this statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. the nra was criticized by one of its own members for running this ad, which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, reportedly disagreed with the commercial. the nra telling nbc news, differences of opinion are common to organizations throughout the country. the flap underscores how divisive the issue of gun control continues to be. political analysts say the president doesn't have a lot of time to get congress on board. >> he won't spend a whole year doing it. at
assault styll weapons in meric. america. california senator dianne feinstein's bill will bbn the sale and manufacture of arouud one hundred and fifty fireaams. it's stronger ttan the bill that was passed in 1994. ii also limits magazines to ten rounds of ammunition. 3 "since thh last aasault weapons bannexpired in 2004, and incidentally in the 10 years it waa in place no one tookkit toocourt, more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons." unlike the last ban which pan for a decade,,this bill joe biden talks gunn &pcontrol... during a "fireside hangout" hosted by "google plus"... a modern take on ffanklii "d"" oosevelt's famous radio addresses -- knownnas the fireside "chats." phe vice president took questions from arrund the country.... aad outlined the white house's plan to curb gun violence... which includes ban. "one of the reasons why the assaalt weapons ban makes sense, even though it accounts for a small percentage of the murders or those who die as the consequence of a eapon every year is bbcause police organizations overwhelmingly support it because theyyget
. senator diane feinstein of california introduce the assault weapons ban which they did have for ten years. my question, we'll see the votes in the house and senate. but the last time the ban was passed, was there any meaningful challenge to it? >> there wasn't because that was a '94 and the nra at the time is said to have believed they did not have a particularly friendly make-up on the supreme court. >> bill: so the nra didn't challenge it. >> no, 'cause they didn't want gun rights being adjudicated under that court. the court looks very different now, more right leaning than then. and number two, this ban that she has proposed is much more broad than the one that was put in place back in 1994. we're still getting our first look at it. but it looks like, among other things, she wants to ban hand guns that have detachable magazines. >> bill: clips. >> and one characteristic of a military weapon. the ban in '94, you had to have two or more characteristics. this passed this new york state and there have been suggestions that the new york state prohibition is going to be found unconstitution
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